09/22/18 6:10am

A view from Koenig Vineyards in Marsing, Idaho last fall. (Credit: Linda Paul/Flickr)

There are a lot of regions in the United States that have been anointed “the next big thing.” Long Island is on that list, of course. I’ve seen it said about the Finger Lakes and northern Michigan, too. And Idaho.

Yes, Idaho. It’s not all potatoes and trout streams, after all. (more…)

09/08/18 5:55am

Some of my favorite columnists — in wine, sports and beyond — occasionally write columns that touch on a variety of topics, quick-fire style, rather than writing about a single topic. I like those columns, but have rarely written one myself.

However, as local vineyards swell with ever-ripening fruit that is soon to be picked, I have a lot of things I want to write about. So I’m going to give it a shot this week. (more…)

08/29/18 5:56am

McCall Wines 2017 Nicola Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Sauvignon blanc is one of the most important white wine grapes grown on the East End. It is well-suited to the region’s climate, soils and growing conditions and over time, a Long Island style has emerged — a style that straddles those from other more-established sauvignon blanc districts. (more…)